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Posted November 29, 2006
This has to be the worst book I've ever read. I didn't care for the characters. The writer didn't give good characterizations - not enough to care what happened. I couldn't wait to finish the book. I'm sorry I bought the book. I'll never purchase another of his books. The writer made me long for a good 'Stephen King' novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2004
Ephram Korban had been an admirer of art in all forms - literature, painting, photography, music, sculpture, and more. He died in an October on the night of a rare blue moon. Miss Mamie, his last living relative, still abides by Ephram's last wish. The deluxe manor is tucked away in the Blue Ridge mountains and serves as an artists' retreat. The manor is isolated from the rest of the world. It has no electricity and is totally self sufficient. Miss Mamie often chooses an elite group of people to stay in the manor for six weeks. During this time, artists will concentrate on their form of art uninterrupted. .................................... Yet even though it all looks serene at first glance, it is anything but. Within the halls of the manor something is feeding off the energies of those in the manor. Something determined to reclaim life at any cost. And the next October blue moon is due. ........................... ***** Author Scott Nicholson sends cold chills down the spines of his readers. The dead actually seem to come back to life due to his dark writing talent. This time Nicholson has managed not only to keep me awake reading long into the night, but also to invade my dreams with dark visions. 'THE MANOR', in my opinion, is his best novel yet! *****Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2004
I read Scott Nicholson's first two novels, The Red Church and The Harvest, and this book shows a progression of his talent. Once again he's sticking to the Appalachian Mountains, but this book takes the traditional haunted house tale in a different direction. There's folk magic, romance, artistic angst, pathos, and some plain old creepiness. A well-rounded story that should earn Nicholson some new fans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
The North Carolina Arts Council awarded a grant to Mason Jackson to work on his sculpture for six weeks with free room and board at the Korban Manor that once belonged to Ephraim Korban. Parapsychologist Anna Mason has dreamed of Korban Manor for a long time and now that she is dying, she goes to the place that has haunted her. Anna is amazed that her dream was about an actual place and from her first day on the property she sees ghosts, the shades that Korban controls.---- At first nobody realize that Korban is neither dead nor alive but lives in the walls and the glass of the home he loved so much. Miss Mamie, who runs the manor, is really Korban¿s wife Margaret; she remains young due to the power that her husband possesses. Everyone on the property who is not a guest is a ghost for Korban to use as fuel to sustain his existence. On the night of the blue moon, if all goes according to plan, Korban will live once again and only Anna and Mason can stop him if they dare.---- Fans of Bentley Little and Peter Straub will love this old fashioned ghost story that will scare readers half to death out of fear Korban will turn them next. From the beginning the audience is aware that ghosts roam THE MANOR and the outside property but they don¿t have a clue what Korban¿s ultimate goal is or why each room has a fireplace that is always lit or why a picture of Korban that is highly prominent in each room gives the viewer a chill. Sooth Nicholson has written an edgy and frightening ghost story that readers will thoroughly enjoy.---- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.